Want a healthy snack to add to cereal, use as a yogurt topping, or eat by itself? Go for this Healthy Almond Butter Granola! It’s made from just 8 ingredients, and is refined sugar-free. Plus, it’s super filling and is always a great crowd pleaser!
Quick and easy sheet pan granola
Raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimized by granola. And by that, I mean you’ve accidentally eaten an entire bag in one sitting. I know I have!
I can’t be alone here, because I literally think that granola might just be the number one most addicting food that I’ve ever had. But it’s just so good. And so crunchy. And so satisfying.
While there are many good (and healthy!) granola bars out there, I love to make my own because it allows me to control exactly what’s included. There are no preservatives or chemicals. Plus, I can tailor the recipe exactly to my liking (which often means adding extra chocolate!).
Check out my go-to recipe for my favorite healthy almond butter granola and you can make your own almond butter to use in it here!
Ingredients used to make almond granola
You’ll only need 8 simple, recognizable ingredients to make your very own healthy almond butter granola. Nothing fancy is required; everything can be found in your local grocery store!
Kitchen tools needed to make granola
You’ll only need a handful of tools to make homemade granola. In fact, you’ll need just 5! Grab the following, and you’re ready to get to baking:
In terms of measuring cups, you’ll need 1/4 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 tbsp, 1/4 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup, and 1 cup.
How to make healthy almond butter granola
One of my favorite parts about this granola (and making homemade granola in general) is the fact that it comes out in one big sheet, so you get to decide how big to make the pieces. I personally love chunky granola, so I keep my pieces to about the size of a quarter.
My second favorite part about healthy almond butter granola is that it’s ready in less than 30 minutes! A quick and easy treat that everyone will love? Oh, yes.
Begin making your healthy granola snacks by preheating the oven to 325F and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix the oats, salt, chia seeds, and cinnamon.
Once everything is fully combined, press it onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet, and spread it into a flat layer.
Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until it reaches a golden brown color.
Once removed from the oven, allow the granola to fully cool before breaking apart into pieces.
Store in an airtight container, and enjoy! It can be kept at room temperature.
Deliciously sweet add-ons
Granola recipes are very forgiving. That being said, you can pretty much add whatever you want to it and it’ll still taste great! I like to use chocolate chips and walnut pieces, because your girl here likes chocolate and nuts on everything.
However, you’re free to get as create as you’d like! Here are some fun ideas.
Chocolate (or other) chips
There are so many different options that fall into the category of “chocolate chips.” I suppose they’re actually considered “morsels.” Either way, they’re fantastic for using in granola! Go for white chocolate, butterscotch, caramel, or even good old dark chocolate.
You can never go wrong with dried fruit! Great options include dried apples, bananas, mangoes, or even berries.
It may make your granola kind of messy, but adding a caramel drizzle to your batch has to be delicious! You could do the same with chocolate drizzle.
This is one of my favorite mix-ins! I always go for walnuts, but you can also use pecans, almonds, cashews, or whatever you’d like! And yes the glazed versions will work extremely well.
My go-to healthy snack
Granola was one of the first things that I discovered when I started eating healthier, and it’s one of the first things I ever made a healthier version for! It was also my first post on Instagram, which is actually quite horrifying now when I look back.
I’ve come a long way since then, but my passion for healthy cooking has remained. When you take a peek at the ingredients in this recipe, you’ll see that I use a number of healthy swaps to make this a nutrient-rich snack perfect for supplementing any healthy diet.
- Old-fashioned oats: Did you know oats are crazy nutrient-dense? They’re full of fiber and protein and make a wonderfully filling snack.
- Almond butter: Almond butter is my go-to nut butter thanks to its protein and flavor. I always opt for all-natural to keep things whole and free of processed ingredients!
- Honey: Honey is the perfect all-natural sweetener for making recipes taste perfectly sugary, but without the sugar.
- Coconut oil: Rather than using canola or vegetable oil, I like to use coconut oil. It’s a natural healthy fat!
- Chia seeds: Finally, chia seeds are a powerful ingredient filled with fiber, complex carbs, and antioxidants!
Try these granola recipes next!
Whether you’re an almond butter lover like me, or you keep peanut butter and chocolate close to your heart, there’s a granola recipe for you! Here are some of my favorites that you’ll have to try next.
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Preheat oven to 325F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix together oats, salt, chia seeds, and cinnamon.
- In a small bowl, mix together almond butter, honey, coconut oil, and vanilla.
- Once fully combined, press onto lined parchment paper – spread into flat layer.
- Baked for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let cool completely before breaking apart.
- Store in airtight container on the counter.
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